LibriVox recording of The Virginian, by Owen Wister. Read by Michelle Harris.
Ostensibly a love story, the novel really revolves around a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War in 1890's Wyoming ... The novel takes the side of the large ranchers, and depicts the lynchings as frontier justice, meted out by the protagonist, who is a member of a natural aristocracy among men. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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August 22, 2014 Subject:
After listening to 'Lady Baltimore' I wanted something more by this author. This was how I came upon 'The Virginian'. In truth, I was not sure that I would like it. I never once felt any interest in the TV show or movies. ...But I did think very highly of 'Lady Baltimore.'
What grabbed me first about this novel was the humor. There is a lot of it. When I reached the part about the hen, I was laughing out loud. If that doesn't get you, there are the frogs. But there are also touching moments.
I really enjoyed this one.
The reader Michelle Harris was an absolute delight.
March 21, 2009 Subject:
This is a brilliant rendition of the classic novel about life and ranching in 19th century big country, but it's the narration that really brings out the best of the book. The reading is brilliant, and I will look for more from this reader.